«I really don’t care if my car is more expensive than the competition doesn’t qualify for my list.» Exactly what led me to buy a new 9-5 in 2001, which is still running like a Swiss clock by the way. Volvo didn’t make it because of mandatory high octane gas and high thirsty engine.
Don’t forget that when you talk about Hyundai, you talk about Hyundai Heavy Industries. The car company had tons of resources from the mother company to take the time to implement themselves. The first Hyundai imported into Canada was the Pony, which made the Chevette look like a winner! My sister drove a Chevette at that time. Guess what she is…[Read more]
I agree with your comment on the Forum. Perhaps a fiew posters just want to break a posting record on SU! As for competing with VW, I even doubt the old 9-3 could do that. I am not a VW fan but check this out:http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1093119_2015-volkswagen-passat-european-spec-revealed
Maybe the Jetta then? But at what price?
And Hyundai started with the Pony!
But there are no comparisons to be made. Both Honda and Hyundai were well established corporations with lot’s of resources to fund there foray into the car industry. It was also a time where small affordable cars were rare, unlike today where they are a dime a dozen. It’s very hard to make money on small…[Read more]
I had the exact same thought although I must admit my loved one’s purse once hit the ignition of our 9-5 causing a surprising black out while I was at the wheel! I am still an ardent defender of the switch between the seats as fastening your seat belt before you start the engine brings your hand to the ignition in a natural way. I guess push…[Read more]
That will change quicker than you can imagine saabdog. Those that are ready will reap the benefits. Remember Toyota lost a lot of money on the Prius at the beginning. It is now an expanding line of cars. As for taxpayer subsidies, all manufacturers are more or less subsidized today. IAC, I prefer we put money into ways to cut our dependence on…[Read more]
The US spec model will weigh 2,495 pounds. But according to Motor Authority «Extra weight doesn’t appear to blunt the U.S.-spec 4C’s performance, though. Alfa estimates it will do 0 to 60 mph in the mid-4 second range, reach a top speed of 160 mph, pull 1.1 g in corners, and 1.25 g under full braking.» That remains to be seen but I would give an…[Read more]
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